Cheltenham man fined for racist abuse and assault

George Clifton was fined and told to pay £100 compensation to the victim of his racist abuse Credit: ITV News West Country

A man from Cheltenham has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £475 after admitting racially abusing his neighbour and assaulting her husband.

Russell and Leocadia Shurma leaving court today Credit: ITV News West Country

George Clifton was also told to pay £100 compensation for the racist abuse of Leocadia Shurmer.

A frame from the video showing Mr Clifton waving a saw at Russell Shurmer Credit: ITV News West Country

Clifton had pleaded guilty to injuring Russell Shurmer with a saw, an incident filmed by the victim.

An application for a restraining order against Clifton was rejected.